Institute of Process Research and Development

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Established in 2008, the iPRD brought together experts from the fields of process chemistry and chemical engineering who work closely with the chemical industries to develop technologies which delivered cost reductions, quality benefits, increased productivity and reduce waste and energy utilisation in product manufacture.

Our team are highly experienced in working in the fine chemical and pharmaceutical sectors and are able to offer companies of all sizes focused, contract-based services for problem solving, process understanding, development of new process technologies, small-scale manufacture, training and consultancy.

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Weetwood Hall, Leeds Theme: Work-up and isolation Agenda 08.45-09.00 Arrival and coffee 09.00-09:15 Update on iPRD progress and plans John...


Richard Bourne has been named as an emerging investigator by the RSC’s journal Reaction Chemistry and Engineering. The editors, Saif...


Three iPRD postdocs won prizes at the second postdoc conference for the School of Chemistry: Claudio Avila was awarded runner...


Congratulations to Michael Chapman who successfully defended his thesis on metal complexes of N-heterocyclic carbenes generated using electrochemical flow methods...


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We’re delighted to announce our first paper all about the Freactors has been published! We’ve included examples of multiphasic reaction...


First post about our mini CSTRs and I thought I’d put a post about some aspects of the design. These...